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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cēnsor ‎(magistrate, critic), from censere ‎(to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.).

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censor ‎(plural censors)

  1. (historical) A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality
    The Ancient censors were part of the cursus honorum, a series of public offices held during a political career, like consuls and praetors.
  2. An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content
    The headmaster was an even stricter censor of his boarding pupils' correspondence than the enemy censors had been of his own when the country was occupied.
  3. One who censures or condemns
  4. (psychology) A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious

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censor ‎(third-person singular simple present censors, present participle censoring, simple past and past participle censored)

  1. (transitive) To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers
    The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.
  2. (transitive) To remove objectionable content
    Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin censor.

NounEdit

censor m ‎(plural censors, diminutive censortje n)

  1. censor

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cēnseō ‎(I assess, value, judge, tax, etc.) +‎ -sor ‎(agentive suffix).

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censor m ‎(genitive censōris); third declension

  1. censor
  2. provincial magistrate with similar duties.
  3. a critic, especially a severe one of morals and society

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative censor censōrēs
genitive censōris censōrum
dative censōrī censōribus
accusative censōrem censōrēs
ablative censōre censōribus
vocative censor censōrēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • censor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • censor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CENSOR in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • censor in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the censors hold a census of the people: censores censent populum
  • censor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • censor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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censōr m

  1. censor

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NounEdit

censor m (plural censores, feminine censora, feminine plural censoras)

  1. (historical) censor (Roman magistrate)
  2. censor (official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin censor, censoris.

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censor m ‎(feminine singular censora, masculine plural censores, feminine plural censoras)

  1. censoring

NounEdit

censor m ‎(plural censores, feminine censora)

  1. censor

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censor c

  1. (classical studies) censor; a Roman census administrator
  2. censor; an official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content

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